Throughout the last academic year, and led by the Head Boy, Head Girl and their deputies, Year 8 pupils have been working collaboratively to explore different themes as part of the Newman Award.
One of our Year 8 pupils, Archie, and his team focused on the theme of Environmental Justice; how humans have a responsibility to look after the planet, share the earth’s resources and support victims of environmental damage. Pupils began by giving a presentation on environmental justice in the world in locations such as Tonga, where there was a serious earthquake last year, and how the team have been inspired to get more deeply involved.
As part of their project, pupils in Years 3 to 8 were invited to help create a large mural painting to showcase how we, as a school community, can support environmental justice. Pupils donated money to throw paint balloons at the large canvas to form the base of the mural with the coloured paint representing the background to all nationalities and race being included. The team of Year 8 pupils then added the final touches before the artwork was put on display at the end of term.
Money raised from the mural painting event will be put towards purchasing a trophy which will be awarded at the end of each Summer Term to one class for fundraising efforts for the Environmental Justice Foundation throughout the year. This award will be named the Eco Appreciation Award. Any funds thereafter will be donated to the Environmental Justice Foundation.Categories: Newman Award School News